John Finnerty

Birth Name John Finnerty
Gender male
Age at Death 69 years, 7 months, 6 days


This note comes from: Irish in and around Scranton, Pennsylvania, a database at, updated: 2008-01-14

ID: I10686
Name: John Finnerty
Sex: M
Birth: ABT 1847 in Ireland
Reference Number: 10686
Note: Kate Ellis ( that research provided by Sister Annette Reap indicated the FINNERTY family supposedley came from Co Roscomman originally and then moved to Co Sligo in th 1830 or 40s. They had a farm that bordered the Atlantic Ocean. Two brothers, presumably Sister Annette's great grandfather and his brother lived on the farm side by side. Sister Annettee grandparents lived in Culleens Co Sligo when they married. Bridget Finnerty's father John Finnerty married Ceceilia Sabina Gallagher. John had a brother Master George Finnerty a school master and another brother who was a priest. At some point probably in the 1880 or 1890 Celia G. Finnerty and all her children came to the US. John Finnerty died in Ireland. Griffith Valuation (1848-1864) shows a John Finnerty living in Easky parish in Co Sligo in a place called Cooga townland. Bridget Finnerty and her 8 siblings came to the US.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1835 County Sligo, Ireland   1a
Event Note

assume that his age on a census is only a wild approximation when looking for his records.

birth of child February 14, 1863 Culleens, Kilglass Civil Parish, County Sligo, Ireland   2a
Event Note

According to the parish register either John or Sabina/Celia or both were of Culleens when they were married and when their children's baptisms were entered in the baptism register.

Census March 31, 1901 Culleens, Kilglass Civil Parish, County Sligo, Ireland   1a
Event Note

1901 Census of Ireland

Residents of a house 46 in Culleens (Rathmacurkey, Sligo)

John Finnerty, 66, male, head, married, can read Irish and English, cannot write, farmer
Sabina Finnerty, 52, female, wife, cannot read
Hugh Finnerty, 23, male, son, can read and write, is not married, farmer's son

all were Roman Catholic, all were born in Co. Sligo

Death August 7, 1904 Culleens, Kilglass Civil Parish, County Sligo, Ireland   3a 4a
Event Note

John's wife Celia was a widow living with her son in 1911. This might be the civil registration of his death.

Superintendent Registrar's District: Dromore West, Registrar's District: Easky, County Sligo.

August 7, 1904, in Culleens
John Finnerty, 67, a farmer, of debility, for years, no medical attendant. informant: Michael -his mark- Hallinane, of Culleens, present at birth.


Family of John Finnerty and Cecelia Gallagher

Married Wife Cecelia Gallagher ( b. about 1837 d. February 6, 1932 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage February 14, 1863 Kilglass Catholic Parish, County Sligo, Ireland   2a
Event Note

1863 February 14
John Finaghty and Sibby Gallagher, of Culleens
witnesses: William? Barrett and Anne Gallagher, of Culleens

Name Birth Date Death Date
Mary Finnerty
Patrick FinnertyMarch 18, 1915
Bridget FinnertyFebruary 15, 1866March 5, 1946
Elleanna FinnertyJune 7, 1868
John FinnertyJune 25, 1870before November 8, 1954
Andrew J FinnertyAugust 20, 1872after November 8, 1954
Thomas Finnertyabout 1875before October 28, 1946
Hugo FinnertyMay 10, 1875July 20, 1914
Michael Joseph FinnertyMarch 30, 1878January 26, 1946
Anthony FinnertyDecember 19, 1880

Source References

  1. 1901 Census of Ireland
      • Page: John Finnerty household, house 46 in Culleens (Rathmacurkey, Sligo)
      • Citation:

  2. Kilglass Parish Records, Co. Sligo, Ireland
      • Page: Feb 14, 1863, Finaghty-Gallagher marriage
  3. 1911 Census of Ireland
      • Page: Thomas Finnerty, house 29 in Culleens, Rathmacurkey, Sligo
      • Citation:

  4. Irish Civil Registration Records, Deaths
      • Page: John Finnerty, August 7, 1904, in Culleens